FLUORESCENT HYALITE OPAL 33
A Fluorescent Hyalite Opal 33. This is a superb Aussie specimen to grace your collection. Rare to come by at this quality. Fluorescent Green under UVC light.
Squaretop Mountain, Queensland, Australia.
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SiO2 · nH2O.
A colourless variety of Opal. Hyalite is opal, an amorphous silica glass containing about 3-8% water. Hyalite occurs as globular and botryoidal masses and irregular crusts. Found in volcanic and pegmatite environments where the silica deposits from the gas phase. It often shows a strong green fluorescence in UV light.